CNN Didn’t See This Coming: Former NFL Player Tells Anderson Cooper That God ‘Provides an Answer Through His Son Jesus Christ’

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Former NFL champion Benjamin Watson appeared on CNN for a discussion with Anderson Cooper regarding Damar Hamlin’s collapse during “Monday Night Football.”

Hamlin, who is 24 years old, had a heart attack and is still in the hospital.

He was resuscitated twice after his heart stopped on the field and again at the hospital. Since then, he has “improved a lot in the last 24 hours.”

During the interview with Cooper, Watson said, “These times bring us face-to-face with our own mortality.”

“We all have a day to be born, and we all have a day to die.”

Watson continued, “On the flip side, with such a tragic event, there is a tremendous opportunity.”

“Part of my prayers right now, Anderson, are for the players in both of those locker rooms, for the chaplains I know very well, who are counseling and comforting players who saw a brother in a near-death experience and who is still fighting for his life.”

“Because the questions about what happens after this life, where will you spend eternity are coming up for all of us, not just for the football players.”

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“But thank God that he provides an answer through his son, Jesus Christ.”

Twitter users show support for Watson and his Christian views.